Person:Matthew Corley (1)

Matthew Lane Corley
m. 10 Nov 1859
  1. John Austin Corley, Jr1860 -
  2. Fannie Ann Corley1863 - 1954
  3. James Adelbert Corley1866 - 1902
  4. Robert Lee Corley1868 - Bef 1880
  5. Matthew Lane Corley1872 - 1946
m. Abt 1913
  1. William Austin CorleyAbt 1915 -
  2. Florence Elaine CorleyAbt 1916 -
  3. Forrest B. CorleyAbt 1918 -
  4. Matthew Lane Corley, Jr.Abt 1923 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Matthew Lane Corley
Alt Name Lane Corley
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 25 Jun 1872 Red River County, Texas
Marriage Abt 1913 Lamar County?, Texas(his 2nd wife?)
to Florence Bush
Census[4] 1920 Paris, Lamar County, Texas
Census[5] 1930 Paris, Lamar County, Texas
Death[3][2] 15 Apr 1946 Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
Burial[2] Algoma Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas

From Judith McFadden:

Lane Corley's father, John Austin, died when Lane was a child, leaving his widow in near penury, so Lane went to work when he was about 12 years old as a Texas & Pacific Railroad "call boy," the person who woke the train crews up when it was time for them to go to work. Even though he only finished 4th grade, Lane's skill with numbers and figures allowed him to succeed; he was good at calculating freight rates, and he eventually was promoted to traveling accountant for the Texas & Pacific. According to my mother, Elaine Corley Taylor, Lane and his second wife, my grandmother, Florence Daisy Bush, had four children in rapid succession and my grandmother asked if Lane could find a job that allowed him to stay at home, traveling less. So he became the station agent at Paris, Texas. I understand that he retired before or early in World War II, but went back to the working for the railroad for a time during the war. When I was a little girl, five years old about, I remember visiting the T&P Hospital in Marshall, Texas, where he was a patient before he died.

Lamar County, Texas, 1920 census:[4]

Corley, Lane Head 47 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Virginia/Kentucky)
      Florence Wife 34 yrs b. Louisiana (parents, b. Kentucky/Louisiana)
      William A. Son 5 yrs b. Texas (parents, Texas/Louisiana)
      Florence Dau 3-1/12 yrs b. Texas (parents, Texas/Louisiana)
      Forest B. Son 2-5/12 yrs b. Texas (parents, Texas/Louisiana)

Lamar County, Texas, 1930 census:[5]

Corley, Lane M. Head 57 yrs (marr. at 42 yrs) b. Texas (parents, b. Kentucky)
      Florence B. Wife 44 yrs (marr. at 28 yrs) b. Louisiana (parents, b. Texas/Louisiana)
      W. Austin Son 15 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Texas/Louisiana)
      F. Elaine Dau 14 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Texas/Louisiana)
      Forrest B. Son 12 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Texas/Louisiana)
      Matthew L. Son 7 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Texas/Louisiana)
  1. 1.0 1.1 Red River, Texas, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    ED 99, p. 203A.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Find A Grave.

    Birth date on marker is probably in error, since this was 10 months after his father's death. Find a Grave

  3. Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lamar, Texas, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    ED 88, p. 2B, dwelling/family 35/54 (271 South [illeg.]).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lamar, Texas, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    ED 10, p. 3B, dwelling/family 78/81 (450 E. Hubbard St).